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This week's episode, was the first time one of Billions' taut games of cops-and-robbers revealed the character of the people involved, instead of eating up screentime... that would have been better used for that more important purpose.
We are really hoping Billions continues to explore this subject going forward, and will continue to give credit where it's due when we return next week with another edition of the Reality Index!
In its 8th episode, Billions is what it is: an average to above average pay cable show. It must be acknowledged, however, that it is pursuing at least two plot lines that A. I have never seen before and just as importantly B. Are pretty interesting.
Tonight's deftly plotted episode, "Boasts and Rails," considers two actions that, on their face, would seem to be impossible to rationalize.
The moral gray area is what makes the show fascinating. Sometimes, it might be right to use someone for good.
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